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Roxie Theater: BOB STEPHENS TRIBUTE
February 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Roxie takes a moment to remember S.F. Examiner’s longtime copy editor, dance and ballet critic, boxing & opera enthusiast and movie columnist Bob Stephens, who died December 28 at the 81 of pancreatic cancer. “He conceived and wrote what was among the first — and might have been THE first — home video column in a major newspaper, called “Lasermania,” which he started in the 1980s. His enthusiasm for movies — especially genre cinema — was infectious.”
There will be remembrances. There will be friends and colleagues. There will be screening of one of Bob’s very favorites, PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE.
This will be a free event, but donations will be collected for GIVE ME SHELTER Cat Rescue!, in memory of Bob’s doted-upon felines, Swee’Pea, Jelly Bean & Snugglebug (who is still with us).
First come. First Serve.
PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE
Edward D. Wood’s magnum opus returns to the big screen as part of our tribute to our departed friend, Bob Stephens! Bizarre doings around the local cemetery are linked to a mysterious interplanetary invasion! A veritable feast for the imagination, this film continues to confound, bewilder, and delight audiences around the world. The unearthly presence of Bela Lugosi, Vampira, Tor Johnson, and the rest of Wood’s amazing gallery of stars, remains one of cinema’s most eccentric collection of ghouls. The all-star cast also includes Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore, Tom Keene, Dudley Manlove, Lyle Talbot, and Criswell. Written and directed by Edward D. Wood. In B&W. 79 mins. DIGITAL. 1959. – Elliot Lavine.